Makoto Usami

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Makoto Usami

Makoto Usami (宇佐美洵, Usami Makoto, February 5, 1901 – February 19, 1983) was a Japanese businessman, central banker, the 21st Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).

Early life[edit]

Usami was born in Yamagata.[1]


Usami was Governor of the Bank of Japan from December 17, 1964 to December 16, 1969,[2] During Usami's tenure, the Bank was concerned with ensuring the stability of the Japanese yen in relation to other currencies.[3]



Government offices
Preceded by
Masamichi Yamagiwa
Governor of the Bank of Japan
Succeeded by
Tadashi Sasaki

Makoto Usami (December 17, 1964 – December 16, 1969)